According to a report by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, The UFC is close to finalizing a featherweight title fight between Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar for UFC 240 on July 27 in Edmonton, Canada.
Holloway (20-4) is coming off a five-round decision loss to Dustin Poirier for the interim lightweight championship, at UFC 236 on April 13.
The loss not only denied Holloway from double-champ status but also snapped a 13-fight winning streak that dates back to 2013.
If Holloway-Edgar does make it to Edmonton, it would be the culmination of a highly anticipated showdown that was set to take place on two different occasions prior.
Holloway and Edgar (23-6-1) were first booked in 2017 but Edgar suffered an injurry. Then in 2018 Holloway was forced to pull out due to an injury.
The UFC has yet to announce the fight officially.